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English

Chair: Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina

Vice-Chair: Cynthia Huntington

Professors L. E. Boose, J. V. Crewe, G. H. Gerzina, E. Hebert, C. Huntington, T. H. Luxon, P. A. McKee, C. Mathis, D. E. Pease, L. A. Renza, P. Saccio, I. T. Schweitzer, B. R. Silver, P. W. Travis, D. Wykes; Associate Professors P. W. Cosgrove, J. M. Favor, A. W. Halasz, A. L. McCann, M. C. Otter, B. E. Will, M. F. Zeiger; Assistant Professors C. G. Boggs, M. A. Chaney, G. Edmondson, A. Evens, B. P. Giri, M. R. Goeman, J. J. Santa Ana, S. A. M. Vasquez; Senior Lecturers S. S. Grantham, B. Kreiger, T. Osborne; Lecturers S. D. Boone, S. B. Chaney, D. Z. Finch, A. Jetter, G. A. Lenhart, J. Mackin, W. Piper; Visiting Professors W. P. Chin, G. Hariharan, A. D. Hook; Visiting Associate Professor N. J. Crumbine; Visiting Assistant Professor S. H. Brown; Adjunct Assistant Professors K. Gocsik, C. P. Thum.

THE ENGLISH MAJOR

Requirements: The Major in English requires the successful completion of eleven major courses.

1. The courses must satisfy the following distribution requirements according to the Course Groups, listed below: at least 2 courses from Group I; at least 2 courses from Group II; at least 1 course from Group III; at least 1 course from Group IV.

2. In addition, four courses must be selected as forming a concentration in one of the Concentration Areas listed below. Except in the case of students electing Concentration Area 3 (Literary History) these courses may also satisfy the Group requirements outlined above.

3. One course must be a Special Topics Course (English 60-69) or English 90 (Foreign Study Program [FSP]). This course may also satisfy one of the Group requirements outlined above and/or be part of the four-course concentration.

4. One course must be designated as satisfying the Culminating Experience Requirement; this may be an Advanced Seminar (70, 71, 72, 73, 75, or 85) or, in the case of students seeking a degree with Honors, the first term of English 98. This course may also be part of the four-course concentration, but cannot be used to satisfy any of the Course Group requirements. The Culminating Experience course must be taken and completed after the sophomore-junior summer term.

Students electing the major in English should bear in mind the following:

1. Transfer credits normally cannot be used in the major. Students wishing to be granted an exception must petition the CDC (Committee on Departmental Curriculum). If approval is granted, transfer courses are subject to the rules that apply to substitute courses.

2. Two substitute courses (appropriate major courses from other departments at Dartmouth) are permitted within the major. One of those courses may be part of the concentration area. Students wishing to substitute more than one course in their concentration area must petition the CDC. Normally, substitute courses cannot satisfy the Course Group requirements.

3. No substitute courses may satisfy the Culminating Experience requirement.

4. To become an English major, students must consult with a professor from the list of faculty major advisors (posted in the department and on the web) to plan their concentration area. Students formally elect the major in English by submitting a proposed plan of courses-a completed major card-to their major advisor. The major advisor's signature constitutes admission to the major. Students must meet with their major advisor a second time in the last term of the junior year or the first term of the senior year in order to review their major plan.

5. Students may petition the CDC to adjust a concentration area designation for a course. Such petitions must be endorsed by the faculty member teaching the course.

COURSE GROUPS

I. Literature before the mid-seventeenth century (2 courses required): 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 39, 65, and 70.

II. Literature from the mid-seventeenth century to the end of the nineteenth century (2 courses required): 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 66, and 71.

III. Literature from the start of the twentieth century to the present (1 course required): 17, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 53, 54, 55, 58, 67, and 72.

IV. Criticism and Theory (1 course required): 14, 15, 16, 18, 59, 63, 75 and Comparative Literature 72.

Courses whose Course Group Assignment Varies: 60, 62, 90, 91, and 98.

Courses with no Course Group Assignment: 10, 11, 69, 74, 80, 81, 81, 83, 85, 96, and 97.

Courses that cannot count for major credit: 6, 7, 8, 9, and 96 (except by successful petition to the CDC).

CONCENTRATION AREAS

A list of courses in each concentration is posted on the web and available in the English Department office.

1. Literary Theory and Criticism

Courses in this area stress questions on the nature of language and literature, problems in literary interpretation, the relations between readers and literary works, the history of criticism, and the various schools and theoretical approaches in literary analysis.

2. Genre

Students concentrating on genre should choose four courses dealing with one of following genres: poetry, drama, or narrative. Students wishing to deal with other genres or modes such as tragedy or pastoral or autobiography should formulate an independent proposal under Concentration Area 10.

3. Literary History

Students concentrating on literary history must select four additional courses from Course Groups I, II, and III in the following manner: two courses from Course Group I and one each from Course Groups II and III. A course not included in Course Groups I, II, and III may be included if it is posted under Literary History in the list of courses by concentration area.

4. Period Study

Students pursuing period study should select four courses from any one of the historical course groups (Course Groups I, II and III). Students may choose to have these four courses form a more precise focus such as medieval literature or Victorian studies.

5. National Traditions and Countertraditions

Courses in this area address literary works and critical methods that invoke or question national identity and its dominant narratives. Courses may also examine the ways in which nations are defined and national practices and consciousnesses are constructed or challenged.

6. Multicultural and Colonial / Postcolonial Studies

Courses in this area focus on literature in English other than British or American and on British or American literature that addresses colonial/post-colonial experience. The concentration involves attention to critical perspectives and theories on race, ethnicity, migration, colonialism, transnationalism, and globalization.

7. Genders and Sexualities

Literary works and critical approaches that address, represent, or critique ideas of gender and sexual identity. This area includes courses on sexuality, feminism, gay and lesbian studies, masculinity, and queer theory.

8. Cultural Studies and Popular Culture

Literary works, critical approaches and theories that draw together social, literary, and cultural discourses or challenge distinctions such as those between high and low culture, canonical and non-canonical literature, or the disciplines themselves. Courses in this area focus on issues such as class, the production of cultural value, the materiality of texts, and the social practices of reading, writing, and representation.

9. Creative Writing

Students electing a concentration in Creative Writing must pass the prerequisite course, English 80, prior to enrolling in any other Creative Writing course. Courses satisfying this Concentration Area must include:

One course selected from English 81, 82, or 83.

English 85, the advanced seminar in Creative Writing.

A course in contemporary poetry, fiction, prose non-fiction or drama in the English department, or a writing course offered by another department (screen writing in Film and Television Studies, play writing in Theater, nature writing in Environmental Studies, for example).

Another course in contemporary poetry, fiction, prose non-fiction or drama in the English department, or a writing course offered by another department (screen writing in Film and Television Studies, play writing in Theater, nature writing in Environmental Studies, for example), or a senior project: either English 97 (one-term) or English 98 (two-term honors project), or a second course chosen from English 81, 82, and 83.

Please note that enrollment in all intermediate Creative Writing courses requires the submission of a writing sample and the permission of the instructor. Students in their sixth term of residence will enroll as English majors with a Concentration Area of Creative Writing; however the Creative Writing staff will review the candidacy of all prospective Creative Writing majors.

10. Independent Proposal

Students may propose, by petition to the Committee on the Departmental Curriculum, a Concentration Area different from those listed above. Such proposals, together with a written rationale, must be submitted before the end of the junior year.

MODIFIED MAJORS

Students may propose a modified major in English by designing a special program of study in consultation with a faculty advisor in the Department. One may modify the major in English with a selection of courses from other departments and programs, or one may modify a major in another department or program with a selection of English courses. In both cases the modifying courses nominated must be courses that qualify for major credit in their home department or program. The Culminating Experience should be satisfied according to the primary department's or program's rules. Proposals for modifying the major in English should also explain the rationale for modifying the standard major and show how each of the modifying courses relates to the Concentration Area selected.

Proposals for both kinds of modified majors must be submitted to the Vice Chair of the English Department as a formal petition and proposal. Proposals to modify another major with English courses must be approved by the Vice Chair of English before going forward to the primary department or program for final approval as a major program. Proposals to modify the major in English with other courses must be submitted, along with an authorizing signature from the secondary department or program, to the Vice Chair of English and the CDC for their deliberation and approval. The Vice Chair's signature signifies final approval of a modified major in English.

Modified major in which English is the primary subject:

Requirements: This major requires the successful completion of eleven major courses.

1. All students proposing a modified major with English as the primary department must complete at least 2 courses from Group I; at least 2 courses from Group II; at least 1 course from Group III; at least 1 course from Group IV.

2. In addition, proposals for this modified major must elect Concentration Area number 10 (Independent Proposal) to satisfy the Concentration Area requirement. The proposal for a modified major in English also serves as a proposal for an independently proposed Concentration Area. At least one and no more than two of the four modifying courses selected from other department or program offerings must be included in the independently proposed Concentration Area.

3. Four courses from another department or program must be selected, approved by the CDC, and completed successfully. One or two of these courses must form part of the independent proposal for a Concentration Area.

4. One course must be a Special Topics Course (60-68) or English 90. This course may also satisfy one of the Group requirements outlined above and/or be part of the four-course concentration.

5. One course must be designated as satisfying the Culminating Experience Requirement; this may be an Advanced Seminar (70, 71, 72, 73, 75, or 85), or, in the case of students seeking a degree with Honors, the first term of English 98. This course may be part of the four-course concentration, but may not satisfy any of the Course Group requirements. The Culminating Experience course must be taken and completed after the sophomore-junior summer term.

Modified major in other departments or programs modified with English courses.

Requirements: Four English courses selected from those numbered 10-75 and 90-91. No substitutions or transfer credits are permitted.

THE MINOR IN ENGLISH

The minor in English requires the successful completion of six major courses. Four courses must be selected as forming a concentration in one of the Concentration Areas listed above. No substitutions and no more than one transfer credit will be permitted.

THE MAJOR IN ENGLISH WITH HONORS

Students enrolled in the major in English who have completed at least six major courses by the end of their junior year and have a grade point average (GPA) in the major of 3.4 or higher and an overall college GPA of 3.0 or higher may apply for the Honors Program. Eligible students apply by submitting their college record to the Honors Directors along with a formal proposal of an honors thesis. Students formally approved and enrolled in Creative Writing as a Concentration Area normally propose a creative writing project as a thesis. Students with other Concentration Areas normally propose a critical thesis. The thesis may be completed during one or two terms of English 98, the first of which counts as the Culminating Experience in the major. The second English 98 constitutes a twelfth course in the major program, separate from all other requirements outlined above. The theory requirement should be satisfied before the term in which the candidate completes the honors thesis and submits it for evaluation. That is, no one may satisfy the theory requirement and the thesis requirement in the same term.

For complete information about applying to and successfully completing the Honors Program, including further regulations, deadlines, and advice, please consult the Directors of Honors.

ENGLISH STUDY ABROAD

The English Department offers three Foreign Study Programs (FSPs), one offered annually at the University of Glasgow and two held biennially in alternating years: Dublin (2007, 2009) and Trinidad (2008, 2010). All English FSPs are held during the fall academic term. Participation in all three English FSPs is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors. To participate in the program for a given year, students must have completed all first-year requirements and one English course (other than English 7) with a grade of B or better. (The English course requirement may, in certain circumstances, be waived by the director.) To be considered for acceptance to the Trinidad FSP, students should, in addition to the prerequisites listed above, have completed either the English Department's "Introduction to Postcolonial Literature" (English 58) or a course deemed equivalent by the FSP director for that year.

Students enrolled on English FSPs register for English 90, 91, and 92. Students who successfully complete any of the three English FSPs will be awarded credit for English 90, English 91, and English 92. English 90 and English 91 will carry major or minor credit; English 92 will carry one non-major college credit. In no case will students receive more than two major or minor credits in English for work completed on an English FSP. The major requirements satisfied by English 90 and 91 vary with each program. For specific information on FSPs and major requirements please consult with the FSP directors and the English Department's website at URL <www.dartmouth.edu/~english>.

Please check the English Department website for up-to-date information on course offerings

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~english/

SECTION I: NON-MAJOR COURSES

6. Essay Writing

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

This course explores various forms of academic and personal essay-writing. Students write one original essay each per week. Every student essay is critiqued by the whole class and also discussed by the student and instructor in a private conference. Model essays and essays on the craft of writing are read and discussed to guide students in honing their writing for verbal logic, communicative power, and visceral appeal. Taught credit/no credit; not for major credit. Limited to 12 students.

 

7. First-Year Seminars in English

Consult special listings

8. Readings in English and American Literature

07S: 11 08S: Arrange

A survey of writers and topics of general interest. The course is intended principally for students who are not majoring in English. It does not carry major credit. Writing requirements will be limited to tests and brief exercises. To be offered periodically, but with varying subject matter.

In 07S at 11 (section 2), Journalism: Literature and Practice. This course will explore the role of print journalism in shaping the modern American literary, cultural and political landscape-from Nellie Bly's late 19th century undercover exposure to Seymour Hersh's coverage of the Iraq War. Students will also participate in an intensive weekly workshop on reporting and writing, with a short unit on radio commentary. This course does not carry English major credit. Jetter.

9. Composition: Theory and Practice (Identical to, and described under, Writing 9)

07S: 12 08S: Arrange

This course does not carry English major credit. Dist: ART. Gocsik.

SECTION II: MAJOR COURSES

10. The King James Version of the Bible, I

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

A study of the preeminent English translation of the Hebrew Bible (the Tanak, or Old Testament), with special emphasis on its relationship to English literature and on the history of its interpretation. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. CA tag Genre-narrative. Wykes.

11. The King James Version of the Bible, II

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

A study of the preeminent English translation of the Christian scriptures (New Testament), with special emphasis on their revision of the Hebrew Bible, on their relationship to English literature, and on the history of their interpretation. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. CA tag Genre-narrative. Wykes.

14. Introduction to Criticism

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

A historical and formal introduction to literary criticism as a 20th-century discipline, with primary emphasis on English and American contributors. Leading critical figures and critical approaches will be considered; some important critical terms will be reviewed; and students will be given practice in close reading and textual interpretation. Selections from the work of some or all of the following may be included: T.S. Eliot, I.A. Richards, Cleanth Brooks, Kenneth Burke, William Wimsatt, Northrop Frye, Wayne Booth, Paul de Man, Stanley Fish, Harold Bloom, Barbara Johnson, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Henry Louis Gates. Complementing English Department courses in particular literary periods, topics, and authors, this course is strongly recommended for majors. Dist: LIT. Course Group IV. CA tag Literary Theory and Criticism.

15. Introduction to Literary Theory

07S: 2A 08S: Arrange

The course will introduce students to some of the leading texts, concepts, and practices of what has come to be known as theoretical criticism. Topics to be considered may include some of the following: structuralism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, new historicism, post-colonialism, post-modernism, queer theory, and cultural studies. Attention will also be given to historical and institutional contexts of this criticism. Intended to provide a basic, historically informed, knowledge of theoretical terms and practices, this course should enable students to read contemporary criticism with understanding and attempt theoretically informed criticism themselves. Dist: LIT. Course Group IV. CA tag Literary Theory and Criticism. Travis, Will, Boggs, Edmondson.

16. Old and New Media

07W: 11 08W: Arrange

A survey of the historical, formal, and theoretical issues that arise from the materiality and technology of communication, representation, and textuality. The course will address topics in and between different media, which may include oral, scribal, print, and digital media. Readings and materials will be drawn from appropriate theorists, historians, and practitioners, and students may be asked not only to analyze old and new media, but also create with them. Dist: LIT. Course Group IV. CA tags Cultural Studies and Popular Culture, Literary Theory and Criticism. Halasz.

17. Introduction to New Media

06F: 2A 07F: Arrange

This course introduces the basic ideas, questions, and objects of new media studies, offering accounts of the history, philosophy, and aesthetics of new media, the operation of digital technologies, and the cultural repercussions of new media. A primary emphasis on academic texts will be supplemented by fiction, films, music, journalism, computer games, and digital artworks. Class proceeds by group discussion, debate, student presentations, and peer critique. Typical readings include Alan Turing, Friedrich Kittler, Ray Kurzweil, and Henry Jenkins, plus films such as Blade Runner and eXistenZ. Dist: ART. Course Group III. CA tags Cultural Studies and Popular Culture, Literary Theory and Criticism. Evens.

18. A History of the English Language (Identical to Linguistics 18)

06F, 08W: 10

The development of English as a spoken and written language as a member of the Indo-European language family, from Old English (Beowulf), Middle English (Chaucer), and Early Modern English (Shakespeare), to contemporary American English. Topics will include some or all of the following: the linguistic and cultural reasons for 'language change,' the literary possibilities of the language, and the political significance of class and race. Open to all classes. Dist: SOC. Course Group IV. CA tags Cultural Studies and Popular Culture, Literary Theory and Criticism, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Otter, Pulju.

19. Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian Epic and Saga

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

An introduction to Old English language and literature, this course concentrates on reading, translating and interpreting selected poems understood in terms of their cultural environment-political, historical, artistic, and religious. The major poems studied are 'The Wanderer,' 'The Dream of the Rood,' and Beowulf. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group I. CA tags National Traditions and Countertraditions, Genre-narrative. Travis.

20. Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

06F: 10 07F: Arrange

An introduction to Chaucer, concentrating on ten of the Canterbury Tales, and studying him as a social critic and literary artist. Special attention will be paid to Chaucer's language, the sounds of Middle English, and the implications of verse written for the ear. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group I. CA tags Genre-poetry, Genre-narrative. Travis, Otter, Edmondson.

21. Chaucer: Troilus and Other Poems

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

A study of Chaucer's works other than the Canterbury Tales, focusing on some of the early dream visions (Book of the Duchess, House of Fame) and the courtly love romance Troilus and Criseyde, which many consider Chaucer's most accomplished work. Some attention will be given to the French and Italian context of these works (in translation). Prior acquaintance with Middle English (English 20, 22, or 18) is helpful but not absolutely required. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group I. CA tags Genre-poetry, Genders and Sexualities. Travis, Otter, Edmondson.

22. Medieval English Literature

07W: 10A 08W: Arrange

An introduction to the literature of the "Middle English" period (ca. 1100- ca. 1500), concentrating on the emergence of English as a literary language in the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries and on some of the great masterworks of the late fourteenth century. Readings will include early texts on King Arthur, the lais of Marie de France, the satirical poem The Owl and the Nightingale, the romance Sir Orfeo, Pearl, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the Book of Margery Kempe, and the York Cycle. Most readings in modern English translation, with some explorations into the original language. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group I. CA tags Cultural Studies and Popular Culture, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Travis, Otter, Edmondson.

23. The English Renaissance

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

English verse and prose of the sixteenth century: a study of Wyatt, Gascoigne, Nashe, Marlowe, Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, and others in the cultural context of Tudor England. The course will investigate issues of classical and European influence, publication, and courtly patronage, especially under the auspices of a female ruler (Elizabeth I). Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group I. CA tags Genders and Sexualities, Genre-poetry. Halasz, Crewe.

24. Shakespeare I

07W: 9 07X: Arrange 07F: Arrange

A study of about ten plays spanning Shakespeare's career, including comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances. Attention will be paid to Shakespeare's language; to his dramatic practices and theatrical milieu; and to the social, political, and philosophical issues raised by the action of the plays. Videotapes will supplement the reading. Exercises in close reading and interpretative papers. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group I. CA tag Genre-drama. Saccio, Boose, Crewe, Luxon, Halasz.

26. English Drama to 1642

07W: 10A 08W: Arrange

A study of commercial theater in London from about 1570 until the closing of the theaters in 1642. Anonymous and collaborative plays will be read as well as those by such playwrights as Kyd, Marlowe, Dekker, Jonson, Webster, and Ford. The course will focus on the economic, social, political, intellectual, and theatrical conditions in which the plays were originally produced, on their continuing performance, and on their status as literary texts. Research into the performance history of a play or participation in a scene production is required. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group I. CA tags Genre-drama, Genders and Sexualities. Boose, Halasz.

27. The Seventeenth Century

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

English poetry and prose from 1603 to 1660. Primary focus on major lyric tradition including poems by John Donne, Ben Jonson, Mary Wroth, George Herbert, Andrew Marvell, Richard Crashaw, Henry Vaughan, and John Milton. Secondary focus on significant prose works of intellectual history (Francis Bacon, Robert Burton) and political controversy (debates about gender and/or political order). Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group I. CA tag Genre-poetry. Luxon, Crewe.

28. Milton

07S: 9 08S: Arrange

A study of most of Milton's poetry and of important selections from his prose against the background of political and religious crises in seventeenth-century England. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group I. CA tags Genre-poetry, Genders and Sexualities. Luxon.

29. English Literature 1660-1714, Including Drama

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

A survey of English literary culture in the reigns of the later Stuart monarchs. Poetry by Dryden, Marvell, Rochester, Butler, Oldham and Pope; biographical writing by Aubrey, Halifax, Lucy Hutchinson, and Margaret Cavendish; the diaries of Pepys and Evelyn; spiritual autobiography and religious fiction by Bunyan; prose satires and analytical prose of Swift and Halifax. Within the survey there will be two areas of special attention: the theatre and the literary response to public events. We will read three plays by such authors as Dryden, Wycherley, Congreve, Lee, Behn, Shadwell, Otway and Farquahar, and study the writing in response to such events as the Great Plague and Fire of 1666, the Popish Plot, and the Exclusion Crisis. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group II. CA tag Genre-drama. Wykes.

30. Age of Satire

06F: 10 07F: Arrange

Visit the great age of British Satire. In a time when literacy was rapidly expanding, party politics was emerging and women's rights were being advocated in print for the first time, satire ruled the literary scene. This course will explore the plays, poems, and novels of satirists from the libertine Earl of Rochester to the great satirist, Alexander Pope, not omitting the works of Aphra Behn, the first woman dramatist, and Mary Astell's sardonic comments on the role of women in marriage. May include: the comedies of Wycherey and Congreve, Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, and the novels of Daniel Defoe. There will be an opportunity to study the techniques of satire and its role in social and personal criticism. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group II, CA tag National Traditions and Countertraditions. Cosgrove.

31. Reason and Revolution

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

Was there a British Enlightenment? In the age of the American and French Revolutions Britain seemed to hold steady. But in the literature of the period there are many social and literary struggles which took their tolls in the madness and suicide of writers such as Smart and Chatterton, the difficulties of attaining creative freedom, and the emergence of new literary forms such as the Gothic. This course will trace the fortunes of writers such as Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, Oliver Goldsmith, and Edmund Burke as they grapple with the anxieties of their time. We will also consider how women thinkers and novelists such as Charlotte Lennox and Mary Wollstonecraft forge new roles for themselves and we may include studies of the novel of political paranoia as exemplified by Caleb Williams, and by Wollstonecraft's father, William Godwin. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group II, CA tag National Traditions and Countertraditions. Cosgrove.

32. The Rise of the Novel

07W: 10 08W: Arrange

A study of the eighteenth-century English novel, with emphasis on formal variations within the genre as well as on interrelations of formal, political, and psychological elements of the narratives. Reading may include works by Daniel Defoe, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett, Oliver Goldsmith, Frances Burney, and Elizabeth Inchbald, as well as twentieth-century criticism. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group II. Genre-narrative. Cosgrove.

34. Romantic Literature: Writing and English Society, 1780-1832

07S: 10 08S: Arrange

This course offers a critical introduction to the literature produced in Britain at the time of the Industrial Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic wars. There will be a strong emphasis throughout the course on the specific ways in which historical forces and social changes shape and are at times shaped by the formal features of literary texts. The question of whether romantic writing represents an active engagement with or an escapist idealization of the important historical developments in this period will be a continuous focus. Readings include works by Blake, Wordsworth, Helen Maria Williams, Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Robert Southey, Coleridge, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Keats, and Clare. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group II. CA tag National Traditions and Countertraditions. Will, McCann.

36. Victorian Literature and Culture, 1837-1859

06F: 11 07F: Arrange

This course examines early Victorian poetry, prose and fiction in the context of cultural practices and social institutions of the time. We will locate cultural concerns among, for example, those of capitalism, political reform, scientific knowledge, nation and empire. And we will consider revisions of space, time, gender, sexuality, class, and public and private life that characterized formations of British identity during this period. Texts may include work by Charles Dickens, Thomas Carlyle, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Bronte, John Ruskin, Charles Darwin. We will also read selections from recent criticism of Victorian culture. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group II. CA tag Cultural Studies and Popular Culture. McKee, McCann.

37. Victorian Literature and Culture, 1860-1901

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

This course examines later nineteenth-century British poetry, prose and fiction in the context of cultural practices and social institutions of the time. We will locate cultural concerns among, for example, those of capitalism, political reform, scientific knowledge, nation and empire. And we will consider revisions of space, time, gender, sexuality, class, and public and private life that characterized formations of British identity during this period. Texts may include work by George Eliot, Matthew Arnold, Christina Rossetti, Algernon Swinburne, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling. We will also read selections from recent criticism of Victorian culture. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group II. CA tag Cultural Studies and Popular Culture. McKee, McCann.

38. The Nineteenth-Century English Novel

07W: 10A 08W: Arrange

A study of the nineteenth-century novel focusing on the Victorian novel's representation of public and private categories of experience. Readings may include Shelley's Frankenstein, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, Thackeray's Vanity Fair, Dickens' Bleak House, George Eliot's Middlemarch, Mrs. Henry Wood's East Lynne and Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group II. CA tag Genre-narrative. McKee, Gerzina.

39. Early American Literatures: Conquest, Captivity, Cannibalism

07S: 2A 08S: Arrange

The "invention" of America changed the world forever and precipitated the beginning of the modern era. This course explores that invention, covering the period of about 1500 to 1800 and surveying a wide range of cultural attitudes towards the imagination, exploration, and settlement of the Americas: Native American, Spanish, French, and English. Our reading, including oral tales, letters, diaries, captivity narratives, poetry, personal narratives, political tracts, and secondary criticism, will focus on the themes of conquest, captivity, cannibalism in the shaping of a particularly "American" identity. We will use historical sources and early books and manuscripts to illuminate attitudes towards power, identity, race, gender, and nature prevailing in the multicultural landscape of the early Americas that shaped the emerging literature and culture of British North America. We will also look at recent cinematic representations of this early period in our examination of the shifting and contentious meaning of "America." Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group I. CA tags Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Schweitzer.

40. American Poetry

06F: 2A 07F: Arrange

This course concentrates on the three major American poets writing in English before 1900: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Herman Melville. The work of these three will preoccupy the readings, lectures, discussions, and examinations for the course. For their two required papers, however, students will choose poems by any two other Anglo-American writers of the period for close investigation. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group II. CA tags Genre-poetry, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Schweitzer.

41. American Prose

06F: 11 07F: Arrange

Readings of nonfiction narratives by such American writers as Franklin, Emerson, Thoreau, Henry Adams, Gertrude Stein, Hemingway, and Jack Kerouac. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group II. CA tags Genre-narrative, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Boggs, Renza.

42. American Fiction to 1900

07W: 10 08W: Arrange

A survey of the first century of U.S. fiction, this course focuses on historical contexts as well as social and material conditions of the production of narrative as cultural myth. The course is designed to provide an overview of the literary history of the United States novel from the National Period to the threshold of the Modern (1845-1900). To do justice to the range of works under discussion, the lectures will call attention to the heterogeneous cultural contexts out of which these works have emerged as well as the formal and structural components of the different works under discussion. In keeping with this intention, the lectures include the so-called classic texts in American literature The Last of the Mohicans, Moby Dick, The Scarlet Letter, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, but also the newly canonized Uncle Tom's Cabin, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Life in the Iron Mills, Hope Leslie in the hope that the configuration of these works will result in an understanding of the remarkable complexity of United States literary culture. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group II. CA tags National Traditions and Countertraditions, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture. Renza, Pease, Boggs.

43. Early Black American Literature (Identical to African and African American Studies 34)

06F: 10A 07F: Arrange

A study of the foundations of Black American literature and thought, from the colonial period through the era of Booker T. Washington. The course will concentrate on the way in which developing Afro-American literature met the challenges posed successively by slavery, abolition, emancipation, and the struggle to determine directions for the twentieth century. Selections will include: Wheatley, Life and Works; Brown, Clotel; Douglass, Narrative; Washington, Up from Slavery; DuBois, Souls of Black Folk; Dunbar, Sport of the Gods; Chestnut, House Behind the Cedars; Harriet Wilson, Our Nig; Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man; and poems by F. W. Harper, Paul L. Dunbar and Ann Spencer. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group II. CA tags National Traditions and Countertraditions, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture. Chaney, Favor.

45. Native American Literature (Identical to Native American Studies 35)

07S: 11 08S: Arrange

Published Native American writing has always incorporated a cross-cultural perspective that mediates among traditions. The novels, short stories, and essays that constitute the Native American contribution to the American literary tradition reveal the literary potential of diverse aesthetic traditions. This course will study representative authors with particular emphasis on contemporary writers. Open to all classes. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW. Course Group III. CA tags National Traditions and Countertraditions, Multicultural and Colonial/ Postcolonial Studies. Goeman.

46. Twentieth-Century American Fiction: 1900 to World War II

07W: 10 08W: Arrange

A study of major American fiction in the first half of the twentieth century. Works by Dreiser, Stein, Fitzgerald, Cather, Larsen and Faulkner, and a changing list of others. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III. CA tag National Traditions and Countertraditions. Will.

47. American Drama

07S: 10 08S: Arrange

A study of major American playwrights of the 19th and 20th centuries including S. Glaspell, O'Neill, Hellman, Wilder, Hansberry, Guare, Williams, Wilson, Mamet, Miller, Albee, Shepard, Wasserstein. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III. CA tags National Traditions and Countertraditions, Genre-drama. Pease.

48. Contemporary American Fiction

07S: 2 08S: Arrange

Contemporary American fiction introduces the reader to the unexpected. Instead of conventionally structured stories, stereotypical heroes, traditional value systems, and familiar uses of language, the reader finds new and diverse narrative forms. Such writers as Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, Maxine Hong Kingston, Leslie Silko, Norman Mailer, Don DeLillo, and Ralph Ellison, among others, have produced a body of important, innovative fiction expressive of a modern American literary sensibility. The course requires intensive class reading of this fiction and varied critical writing on postmodernism. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III. CA tags Genre-narrative, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Favor.

49. Modern Black American Literature (Identical to African and African American Studies 35)

07S: 2A 08S: Arrange

A study of African American literature from the Harlem Renaissance to the present, this course will focus on emerging and diverging traditions of writing by African Americans. We shall also investigate the changing forms and contexts of 'racial representation' in the United States. Works may include those by Hurston, Hughes, Wright, Ellison, Morrison, Schuyler, West, Murray, Gates, Parks. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III. CA tags National Traditions and Countertraditions, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture. Favor, Vasquez.

50. American and British Poetry Since 1914

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

A survey of modern American and British poetry since the First World War, with particular emphasis on the aesthetics, philosophy and politics of modernism. The course covers such canonical and non-canonical poets as Yeats, Pound, HD, Lawrence, Eliot, Stevens, Frost, Williams, Crane, Moore, Millay, Auden, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Beats. Dist: LIT; Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU or NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III. CA tags Genre-poetry, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Zeiger.

53. Twentieth-Century British Fiction: 1900 to World War II

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

A study of major authors, texts, and literary movements, with an emphasis on literary modernism and its cultural contexts. We will read works by Conrad, Forster, Joyce, Woolf, Lawrence, Rhys, and Beckett, as well as writers such as Kipling, Ford, West, Waugh, Bowen, and Lowry. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III. CA tags Genre-narrative, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Silver.

54. Modern British Drama

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

Major British plays since the 1890s. The course begins with the comedy of manners as represented by Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward. It then considers innovations in and rebellions against standard theatrical fare: the socialist crusading of Bernard Shaw; the angry young men (John Osborne) and workingclass women (Shelagh Delaney) of the 1950s; the minimalists (Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter) and the university wits (Tom Stoppard); the dark comedians of the modern family (Alan Ayckbourn) and the politically inflected playwrights of the age of Prime Minister Thatcher (Caryl Churchill, Timberlake Wertenbaker, David Hare). The course deals both with the evolution of dramatic forms and the unusually close way in which modern British theatre has served a mirror for British life from the hey day of the Empire to the present. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III. CA tags Genre-drama, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Saccio.

55. Twentieth-Century British Fiction: World War II to the Present

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2087

A study of the multiple currents within British fiction in a period characterized by major literary, cultural, and social transitions in Britain, including the emergence of a "post"(-war, -empire, -modern) sensibility. Writers may include Amis, Sillitoe, Greene, Golding, Burgess, Lessing, Wilson, Carter, Swift, Atkinson, MacLaverty, Ishiguro, Barker, Barnes, McKewan, Smith. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III. CA tags Genre-narrative, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Giri.

58. Introduction to Postcolonial Literature (Identical to African and African American Studies 65)

07W: 11 08W: Arrange

An introduction to the themes and foundational texts of postcolonial literature in English. We will read and discuss novels by writers from former British colonies in Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean, and the postcolonial diaspora, with attention to the particularities of their diverse cultures and colonial histories. Our study of the literary texts will incorporate critical and theoretical essays, oral presentations, and brief background lectures. Authors may include Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, V.S. Naipaul, Merle Hodge, Anita Desai, Bessie Head, Nadine Gordimer, Paule Marshall, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Salman Rushdie, Earl Lovelace, Arundhati Roy. Serves as prerequisite for FSP in Trinidad. Dist: LIT or INT; WCult: NW. Course Group III. CA tags Genre-narrative, Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies. Giri.

59. Critical Issues in Postcolonial Studies

Not offered in 2006-2076, may be offered in 2007-2008

Intended for students who have some familiarity with postcolonial literary texts, this course will combine the reading of postcolonial literature with the study and discussion of the major questions confronting the developing field of postcolonial studies. Issues may include: questions of language and definition; the culture and politics of nationalism and transnationalism, race and representation, ethnicity and identity; the local and the global; tradition and modernity; hybridity and authenticity; colonial history, decolonization and neocolonialism; the role and status of postcolonial studies in the academy. Authors may include: Achebe, Appiah, Bhabha, Chatterjee, Coetzee, Fanon, Gilroy, Gordimer, James, JanMohamed, Minh-ha, Mohanty, Ngugi, Radhakrishnan, Rushdie, Said, Spivak, Sunder Rajan. Prerequisite: English 58, Trinidad FSP, or permission of the instructor. Dist: LIT or INT; WCult: NW. Course Group IV. CA tags Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies, National Traditions and Countertraditions, Literary Theory and Criticism. Giri.

SECTION III: SPECIAL TOPICS COURSES

60-69 Special Topics in English and American Literature

Note: For the class of 2006 and following, one course in the major must be a Special Topics course (60-69).

These courses are offered periodically with varying content: one or more individual writers, a genre, a period, or an approach to literature not otherwise provided in the English curriculum. Requirements will include papers and, at the discretion of the instructor, examinations. Enrollment is limited to 30. Courses numbered 65-67 require prior work in the period (normally a course in the corresponding course group) or permission of the instructor. Dist: LIT; WCult: Varies.

60. Open Topic

06F: 2A 07W: 11 07S: 2A 08W: 11

In 06F at 2A (section 1), Experimental Novels and Their Adaptations. The course looks at novels whose English, American and Irish authors experiment with language to create new meanings for historical, societal and psychological experiences, and explores ways that the film adaptations attempt to translate the verbal intricacies of experimental language and form into the visual. Works include Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking-Glass; Mrs. Dalloway (The Hours); A Clockwork Orange, Beloved, and The Commitments, as well as linguistic, modernist, film theory, and cultural studies. Dist: LIT. Course Group IV, CA tags Literary Theory and Criticism, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture. Gerzina.

In 07W and 08W, Native American Oral Tradition Literature (Identical to, and described under, Native American Studies 34). Runnels.

In 07S at 2A (section 2), Asian American Performance. This course considers the contribution of Asian American drama and performance to American culture. It looks at performativities of identity and memory derived from the diverse collectivities and political interventions constituting Asian American experience. How is Asian American identity staged in the context of diasporic imaginations, Exclusion Acts, assimilationist imperatives and emerging nationalisms? What are the critical perspectives and sites of contestation? Can we identify an Asian American aesthetics or poetics? We will consider textual and performance strategies and dominant thematics in the works of such artist as Frank Chin, Maxine Hong Kingston, David Henry Hwang, Wakako Yamauchi, Philip Gotanda, Genny Lim and Jessica Hagedorn. Research and discussion will focus on issues related to race, gender, sexuality and ethnicity. Selected readings may be staged to gain an understanding of performance issues. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Chin

62. Gender/Literature/Culture

07W: 2A 07S: 2

In 07W at 2A (section 2), War and Gender (Identical to Women's and Gender Studies 42). Throughout history, war has been constructed into a powerfully gendered binary. From The Iliad onward, battle is posed as a sacred domain for initiating young men into the masculine gender and the male bond, and the feminine as that which both instigates male-male conflict and that which wars are fought to protect. With a special concentration on U.S. culture of the past century, this course will examine the way our modern myths and narratives instantiate this cultural polarity through film, fiction, non fiction and various media material. Dist: SOC. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III. CA tags Genders and Sexualities, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture. Boose.

In 07S at 2 (section 3), Animals and Women in Western Literature: Nags, Bitches and Shrews (identical to Women's and Gender Studies 51). We will examine the literary and philosophical traditions that associate women with animals, and interrogate women's complex response to those associations. Why are women and animals so often excluded from subjectivity and from ethical consideration, and how have women responded to their identification with animals? Readings may include: Ovid, Shakespeare, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf, Ursula Le Guin, J.M. Coetzee, the Bible, Aristotle, Descartes, and a range of contemporary theorists, such as ecofeminist Carol Adams. Dist: LIT. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: CI. CA tags Genders and Sexualities, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture. Boggs.

63. Topics in Theory and Criticism

07S: 10A, 11

In 07S at 10A (section 1), The Emotions and Identity in American Literature and Film. What do our feelings of shame, anger, grief, and compassion tell us about ourselves and the culture in which we live? By watching films and reading novels, essays, and personal narratives, we will examine the ways in which human feelings express and construct identities of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Texts may include The Bluest Eye; Bastard Out of Carolina; My Year of Meats; Fixer Chao; Nickel and Dimed; and the films Flower Drum Song and Crash. Dist: LIT. Course Group IV, CA tags Literary Theory and Criticism, Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture. Santa Ana.

In 07S at 11 (section 2), National Allegory: Readings in Postcolonial Literature and Culture (Identical to Comparative Literature 49). This course explores current theories of nationalism and postnationalism and how these theories could be productively utilized in making sense of literary texts from the postcolonial world. Authors include Lu Xun from China; Raja Rao from India; Sembene Ousmane from Senegal; Ngugi wa Thiong'o from Kenya; and Chinua Achebe from Nigeria. Cultural theorists whose work will be discussed include Ernest Renan, Benedict Anderson, Homi Bhabha, Partha Chatterjee, Franz Fanon, and Frederic Jameson, among others. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW. Course Group III, CA tags Literary Theory and Criticism, Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Giri.

65. Literature Before the Mid-Seventeenth Century

06F: 11 07S: 10A

In 06F at 11 (section 1), Spenser and the Faerie Queene. We'll spend most of the term reading Spenser's great epic romance, The Faerie Queene. Experience with sixteenth century literature is not required. Patience and a willingness to read slowly and then read slowly again is required. Students will write three short papers (3-5 pages) and one long essay (open topic), and do one or two short oral presentations. There will not be an exam. Supplementary material will include critical essays and Ovid's Metamorphoses. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group I. Course Group I. CA tags Genre-poetry, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Halasz.

In 07S at 10A (section 2), The Merchant of Venice: Jews and the Protestant Imagination (Identical to Jewish Studies 40 and Religion 81). This course will offer a close examination of Shakespeare's construction of "Jewishness," in the context of a larger review of Jewish history in medieval and early modern Europe. Dist: LIT; Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group I. CA tags Genre-drama, National Traditions and Countertraditions. McKee, Heschel.

66. Literature from the Mid-Seventeenth Century to the End of the Nineteenth Century

07W: 12, 2A

In 07W at 12 (section 2), Black Atlantic. "Black London" and "Black Atlantic" denote African and Slave presence in Europe and the Caribbean Islands. From Aphra Behn's Oroonoko about a kidnapped African prince in the 17th century to John Stedman's account of a slave rebellion in Surinam in the late 18th century, literature is rich with accounts of the British African population and the Carribean middle passage. This course offers a new intimate view of these events and areas of conflict. Among other readings The Two Princes of Calabar is a history of two African princes who traveled through Europe in the 18th century, Equiano's Interesting Narrative tells the life of a slave who bought his freedom and became a sailor. The course will also use the films Burn, with Marlon Brando, about a slave rebellion in the Caribbean and Middle Passage, an unusual French view of the slave trade. Dist: LIT. Course Group II, CA tags National Traditions and Countertraditions, Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies. Cosgrove.

In 07W at 2A (section 3), American Gothic: Theory of the Eerie. Study of nineteenth-century gothic and horror literature as well as the socio-political and psychological "ghosts" that haunt it, such as slavery, Native American removal, women's suffrage, imperialism, and urbanization. In addition to short theoretical selections, students will read works by Irving, Poe, Jacobs, Hawthorne, Melville, James, Gilman, Alcott, and Wharton. Graded work will consist of short responses and two formal essays. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group II, CA tags National Traditions and Countertraditions, Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies. Chaney.

67. Literature from the Start of the Twentieth Century to the Present

06F: 2A 07W: 12 07S: 10A, 2A 07F: 2A 08S: 10A, 12

In 06F at 2A (section 4), American Fiction in the 1920s. Jazz Age America saw the emergence of a brilliant group of precocious young novelists, including Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner, who moved American fiction in new directions both in terms of form and subject-matter. American poetry, through the work of such figures as Wallace Stevens and Robert Frost, also shared in the exhilarating creativity of this postwar decade. This course will consider how the writers of the 1920s confronted their problematic artistic inheritance. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III, CA tags Genre-narrative, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Hook.

In 06F at 2A (section 5), Black Women Writers (Identical to African and African American Studies 86). This course will examine the poetry, plays, essays and novels of a variety of twentieth century Black women writers. Our discussions will include analyses of the ways in which Western and non-Western influences are reflected in protagonists' use of language, their negotiation of different locales and in their construction of female communities. Authors may include Ama Ata Aidoo, Louise Bennett, Maryse Condé, Edwidge Dandicat, Zora Neale Hurston, Jamaica Kincaid, Toni Morrison and Gloria Naylor. Dist: LIT. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: CI. Course Group III, CA tags National Traditions and Countertraditions, Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies, Genders and Sexualities. Vasquez.

In 07W at 12 (section 6), Harlem in Literature (Identical to African and African American Studies 80). Harlem has been used in fiction, poetry and film as a setting for the larger social, cultural and historical issues of race, literary experimentation, urbanization, and music. This course examines the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance into the twenty-first century, through the motifs of social and literary change, sound and the visual. It pays particular attention to literary form, style and language. Books include Claude McKay's Home to Harlem, Nella Larsen's Quicksand, Ann Petry's The Street, Chester Himes' Cotton Comes to Harlem, Toni Morrison's Jazz, and Mat Johnson's Hunting in Harlem, and selected poems and essays. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III. CA tags Cultural Studies and Popular Culture, Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Gerzina.

In 07S at 2A (section 7), Mixed-Race Experience in Contemporary American Literature. Growing numbers of interracial relationships and the multiracial children of these relations have contributed to America's increasing diversity. Asian Americans, in particular, are ever more claiming biracial parentage and identifying themselves as mixed race. In this course, we will explore the multiracial experience in Asian American novels memoirs, films, and criticism. Text may include My Year of Meats, Fixer Chaos, Paper Bullets, The Unwanted, and the films Danang and First Person Rural. Dist: LIT. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: CI, pending faculty approval. Course Group III. CA tags Genders and Sexualities, National Traditions and Countertraditions. Santa Ana.

In 07S at 10A (section 8), Native Land, Literatures, and Identity (Identical to Native American Studies 44, pending approval). This class addresses various issues of geography and sovereignty of particular importance to indigenous communities as reflected in twentieth-century creative works. Though our trajectory is linear, the class will address how early concepts of space appear and are rewritten into current narratives. We will engage with the methods Native writers use to map out spaces of their own making. The links between different periods of spatial restructuring and spatial othering will be explored in these textual moments. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW. Course Group III. CA tags National Traditions and Countertraditions, Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies. Goeman.

In 07F at 2A (section 9), Performing National Identities: Representations of Blacks and Jews in US Culture (Identical to AAAS 84 and identical to, and described under, Jewish Studies 55). Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later WCult: CI. Course Group III. CA tags National Traditions and Countertraditions, Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture. Schweitzer.

In 08S at 12 (section 10), Jewish American Literature (Identical to, and described under, Jewish Studies 21). Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: CI. Course Group IV. CA tags National Traditions and Countertraditions, Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies. Milich.

In 08S at 10A (section 11), Jewish Women Writers (Identical to Women's and Gender Studies 51.5, and identical to, and described under, Jewish Studies 27, pending approval). Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: CI, pending faculty approval. Course Group III. CA tags Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies, Genders and Sexualities. Schweitzer.

SECTION IV: ADVANCED SEMINARS

Seminars are designed as small courses, limited to twelve students, primarily seniors; qualified juniors may enroll. These courses emphasize discussion, and allow the student to develop his or her thinking about a subject throughout the term. Though assignments vary according to the nature of the material being studied, seminars usually involve class presentations and a term paper. They fulfill the "Culminating Experience" requirement. Prerequisite: at least four completed major courses, of which one must be in the same course group as the seminar. Students who successfully complete a seminar may sometimes be allowed to follow it with a one-term Honors project (see the section on Honors, above). Dist: LIT; WCult: Varies

70. Literature Before the Mid-Seventeenth Century

06F: 2A

In 06F at 2A (section 1), Love, Gender and Marriage in Shakespeare. In Shakespeare, issues so seemingly "domestic" as love, sexuality and family are problems of such colossal significance that they could be said to constitute the focal center of the canon itself. Hamlet and King Lear, for instance, are plays more truly "about" the politics of family than they are about the politics of kingdom. Focusing on seven plays, this course will interrogate the knotty issues of love, sexuality, and family. As part of the course, students will be required to participate in at least one scene production. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W, pending faculty approval. Course Group I. CA tags Genders and Sexualities, Genre-drama. Boose.

71. Literature from the Mid-Seventeenth Century to the End of the Nineteenth Century

07S: 12

In 07S at 12 (section 1) Charles Dickens: Allegory, Capitalism and the Grotesque. The novels of Charles Dickens embody a complex formal response to the pressures of industrial capitalism and their apparently corrosive effects on Victorian social life. By foregrounding the concepts of allegory and the grotesque, this course will explore Dickens's development of a critical idiom that tried to reveal the distortions of both laissez-faire economics and state bureaucracy, while also preserving Victorian society from the revolutionary potential of popular political mobilization. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W, pending faculty approval. Course Group II. CA tags Genre-narrative, National Traditions and Countertraditions. McCann.

72. Literature from the Start of the Twentieth Century to the Present

06F, 07W: 10A 07S: 10A, 12, 2A

In 06F at 10A (section 1), The Poetry of Wallace Stevens. The course will mostly consist of reading and discussing Stevens' collected poems and some prose. We will also read critical interpretations of his works. Students will give oral class reports and write two essays on approved topics. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III, CA tag Genre-poetry. Renza.

In 07W at 10A (section 2), Faulkner. In this course we will read five of Faulkner's novels, The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Absalom, Absalom, Light in August, and The Hamlet. Our focus will be on Faulkner's continuing attention to constructions of identity: especially Southern identities, racialized identities, and individual psyches. We will spend considerable time reading criticism, by such writers as Edouard Glissant and Vera Kutzinski. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III. CA tag Genre-narrative. McKee.

In 07S at 12 (section 3), The Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop. An orphan, a female poet, a lesbian, a long-term expatriate in Brazil, Elizabeth Bishop is nowhere definitively at home; for a long time, literary criticism had trouble accommodating her as well. Recently, queer, feminist, and postcolonial analyses have provided a new critical context for this elusive poet; we will read widely in this work, while focusing on Bishop's poems, drafts, and letters. We will also consider her relationships with contemporaries like Moore and Lowell. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III. CA tags Genders and Sexualities, Genre-poetry.

In 07S at 2A (section 4), Postmodern Fiction: Boxes, Labyrinths and Webs. This seminar will explore the intersections of postmodern fiction and theory with contemporary electronic narratives, including hypertext fiction and digital poetry. We will read print fictions by writers who anticipate the challenges to traditional narrative made possible by the computer, including Borges, Calvino, Coetzee, Pynchon, Coover, and Danielewski; a wide variety of electronic works, such as Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl; and critical and theoretical essays on the topics covered in the course. Dist: LIT. Course Group III. CA tags Genre-narrative, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture. Silver.

In 07S at 10A (section 5), American Writers Between the World Wars. This course will examine the work of American authors writing between the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II. We will consider such topics as: "post-war" and "pre-war" writing, interwar nativism, black internationalism, and the afterlife of artistic modernism. The course will combine a strong historical focus with close readings of texts by Fitzgerald, Dos Passos, Baldwin, Hemingway, Cather, Stein, and Dorothy West. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Course Group III, CA tag National Traditions and Countertraditions. Will.

In 07S at 10A (section 6), Asian American Poetry. How do Asian Americans articulate the world? This course traces the development of their poetry from early anonymous efforts to contemporary experiments. Among the issues covered are: dominant modes, forms and thematics; evolving traditions and intertextualities; activist and post-activist aesthetics; cultural nationalisms; global and diasporic perspectives. Poets studied may include: Meena Alexander, Agha Shahid Ali, Linh Dinh, Jessica Hagedorn, Garrett Hongo, Lawson Inada, Li-Young Lee, Janice Mirikitani, Yone Noguchi and Cathy Song. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: NA. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: CI. Course Group III, CA tags Genre-poetry, Multicultural and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies. Chin.

74. Open Topic

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

75. Seminar in Criticism and Theory

06F, 07W: 2A 07S: 10A

In 06F at 2A (section 1), Form and Theory of Poetry. How do poets think about poetry? What goals, tools, strategies, and forms have been employed by modern and contemporary poets in their own writing and criticism? Topics will include questions of form, revision, inspiration, voice, and the role of the author as both maker and speaker in much contemporary poetry. Readings will include theory and craft texts by poets, along with examples of their own and others' poetry. Readings will be supplemented by visits and interviews with local and visiting poets. Dist: LIT, pending faculty approval. Course Group IV. CA tags Literary Theory and Criticism, Genre-poetry. Huntington.

In 07W at 2A (section 2), Psychoanalytic Literary and Cultural Criticism. The dream is a text that both solicits and resists interpretation: With that insight, Freud established the paradigm for all subsequent modes of literary and cultural analysis. Using that paradigm as a starting point, students in this course will immerse themselves in the principles, aims, and methods of psychoanalytic literary and cultural criticism, particularly as they serve as the foundation for other interpretive practices. Our primary texts will be those of Freud, Lacan, Kristeva, ZiZek, and their followers, supplemented by readings of Sophocles, Shakespeare, Poe, and Conrad, among others. Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W, pending faculty approval. Course Group IV. CA tags Literary Theory and Criticism, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture. Edmondson.

In 07S at 10A (section 3), Theory Behind the Digital. This advanced seminar focuses on the theories that underlie critical accounts of the digital. Though some course texts deal explicitly with the aesthetics and operation of the digital, this class concentrates on philosophical readings that may not discuss the digital directly but that have influenced thinking about the digital. Specific readings and themes will be determined in part by the interests of the class, and might include texts by such theorists as Hayles, Lévy, Hansen, Shannon, Deleuze, Baudrillard, ZiZek, Heidegger, Virilio, Kittler, and Manovich. Dist: LIT, pending faculty approval. Course Group IV. CA tag Literary Theory and Criticism. Evens.

SECTION V: CREATIVE WRITING

Introductory Creative Writing Course

80. Creative Writing

All terms: Arrange

This course offers a workshop in fiction and poetry. Seminar-sized classes meet twice a week plus individual conferences. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and to first-year students who have completed Writing 5 (or have exemption status).

Students who wish to enroll in English 80 must submit their applications to the administrative assistant in the English Department Office by the last day of the term preceding the term for which they wish to enroll. A brief application form is available in the English Department Office. Students do not submit sample work for entry into the course, but must complete the application form.

English 80 is the prerequisite to all other Creative Writing courses. It carries major or minor credit. Dist: ART. Hebert, Huntington, Mathis, Dimmick, Lenhart, Finch.

Intermediate Creative Writing Courses

Students who wish to enroll in an intermediate Creative Writing Course must pick up the appropriate "How to Apply to English 81, 82 or 83" form from the English Department and answer all the questions asked in a cover letter. They should also submit a five-eight page writing sample, as stated in each of the course descriptions below. This must be delivered to the administrative assistant of the English Department by the last day of the term preceding the term for which they wish to enroll. Students should then register for three other courses, not including the Creative Writing course. Students accepted into Creative Writing 81, 82 and 83 will be notified before the first day of class. To secure their spot in the class, students must be present at the first meeting. At that time students will be given a permission card and can then drop one of their other courses and enroll for the Creative Writing course.

81. Creative Writing: Poetry

07W, 07S, 07X, 08W, 08S: Arrange

Continued work in the writing of poetry, focusing on the development of craft, image, and voice, as well as the process of revision. The class proceeds by means of group workshops on student writing, individual conferences with the instructor, and analysis of poems by contemporary writers.

Prerequisite: English 80 and permission of the instructor. Please pick up the "How To Apply To English 81, 82 or 83" form from the English Department and answer all of the questions asked in a cover letter. Students should submit a five-eight page writing sample of their poetry to the administrative assistant of the English Department by the last day of the term preceding the term in which they wish to enroll. Dist: ART. Mathis, Huntington, Finch.

82. Creative Writing: Fiction

07W, 07S, 08W, 08S: Arrange

Continued work in the writing of fiction, focusing on short stories, although students may experiment with the novel. The class proceeds by means of group workshops on student writing, individual conferences with the instructor, and analysis of short stories by contemporary writers. Constant revision is required.

Prerequisite: English 80 and permission of the instructor. Please pick up the "How To Apply To English 81, 82 or 83" form from the English Department and answer all of the questions asked in a cover letter. Students should submit a five-eight page writing sample of their fiction to the administrative assistant of the English Department by the last day of the term preceding the term in which they wish to enroll. Dist: ART. Hebert.

83. Creative Writing: Literary Non-Fiction

Not offered in 2006-2007, may be offered in 2007-2008

This course offers students training in the writing of literary nonfiction. The class proceeds by means of group workshops on student writing, individual conferences with the instructor, and analysis of work by contemporary writers.

Prerequisite: English 80 and permission of the instructor. Please pick up the "How To Apply To English 81, 82 or 83" form from the English Department and answer all of the questions asked in a cover letter. Students should submit a five-eight page writing sample of their non-fiction to the administrative assistant of the English Department by the last day of the term preceding the term in which they wish to enroll. Dist: ART.

85. Senior Workshop in Poetry and Prose Fiction

06F, 07F: Arrange

This course is to be taken by Creative Writing majors in the fall of their senior year. Each student will undertake a manuscript of poems, short fiction, or literary non-fiction. While all Creative Writing majors are guaranteed a spot in English 85, they must nonetheless submit a five-to-eight page writing sample to the administrative assistant of the English Department by May 15 of the spring term preceding their senior year. Please also pick up the "How To Apply To English 85" form from the English Department and answer all of the questions asked in a cover letter.

Prerequisite: English 80 and 81, 82, or 83. Students who are not Creative Writing majors may be admitted by permission of the Creative Writing staff. Dist: ART. Hebert, Huntington, Mathis.

SECTION VI: FOREIGN STUDY COURSES

90. English Study Abroad I

06F: D.F.S.P. (Glasgow) 07F: D.F.S.P. (Glasgow, Dublin)

Major credit for this course is awarded to students who satisfactorily complete a course of study elected as part of one of the Department's three Foreign Study Programs (FSPs). On the Glasgow FSP, this will be a course of study in literature at the University of Glasgow. On the Trinidad FSP (next possible offering 08F), this will be a course of study in literature at the University of the West Indies. On the Dublin FSP, this will be a course of study in the English Department at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Of the three courses at TCD at least one must be in Irish literature. Students are also required to do an independent study project on some aspect of Irish literature or culture, culminating in a long essay; the grade for the independent study is factored into the grade for the Irish literature course.

Glasgow and Dublin Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Trinidad Dist: LIT; WCult: NW.

91. English Study Abroad II

06F: D.F.S.P. (Glasgow) 07F: D.F.S.P. (Glasgow, Dublin)

Major credit for this course is awarded to students who satisfactorily complete a course of study elected as part of one of the Department's three Foreign Study Programs (FSPs). On the Glasgow FSP, this will be a course of study in literature at the University of Glasgow. On the Trinidad FSP (next possible offering 08F), this will be a course of study in literature at the University of the West Indies. On the Dublin FSP, this will be a course of study in the English Department at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Of the three courses at TCD at least one must be in Irish literature. Students are also required to do an independent study project on some aspect of Irish literature or culture, culminating in a long essay; the grade for the independent study is factored into the grade for the Irish literature course.

Glasgow and Dublin Dist: LIT. Class of 2007 and earlier: WCult: EU. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: W. Trinidad Dist: LIT; WCult: NW.

92. English Study Abroad III

06F: D.F.S.P. (Glasgow) 07F: D.F.S.P. (Glasgow, Dublin)

One college credit (not major or minor credit) for this course is awarded to students who satisfactorily complete a course of study elected as part of one of the Department's three Foreign Study Programs (FSPs). On the Glasgow FSP, this will be a non-preprofessional course of study of any kind offered at the University of Glasgow. On the Trinidad FSP (next possible offering 08F), this will be a course of study in West Indian history and culture. On the Dublin FSP, this will be a course of study in the English Department at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Of the three courses at TCD at least one must be in Irish literature. Students are also required to do an independent study project on some aspect of Irish literature or culture, culminating in a long essay; the grade for the independent study is factored into the grade for the Irish literature course.

Glasgow Dist: Varies; Trinidad Dist: INT or SOC; Dublin Dist: LIT.

SECTION VII: INDEPENDENT STUDY AND HONORS

96. Reading Course

All terms: Arrange

A tutorial course to be designed by the student with the assistance of a member of the English Department willing to supervise it. This course is available, as an occasional privilege, to upperclassmen who have demonstrated their ability to do independent work. During the term prior to taking the course, applicants must consult Professor Will to make arrangements for approval of the project.

(Note: English 96 does not normally count towards the English major or minor, though in special circumstances the C.D.C. may approve occasional exceptions to that rule. Students seeking such an exception are asked to petition the C.D.C. before taking English 96. English 96 may not be used to satisfy course group requirements.)

97. Creative Writing Project

All terms: Arrange

A tutorial course to be designed by the student with the assistance of a member of the Creative Writing Faculty willing to supervise it. This course is intended for the purpose of producing a significant manuscript of fiction, nonfiction or poetry. It carries major credit only for creative writing majors. Creative Writing majors must request permission to undertake English 97 (one term) during fall of senior year when they are enrolled in English 85. Decisions regarding admission to English 97 will not be made before fall term of senior year.

Prerequisite: English 85, and permission of the Director of Creative Writing.

98. Honors Course

All terms: Arrange

Independent study under the direction of a faculty adviser. Honors majors will elect this course in each term in which they are pursuing Honors projects. For more information, see "English Honors Program," above, and consult the "Guide to Honors" booklet available in the English Department.